siemens smart citiesWill tomorrow’s cities be healthier, more comfortable, and more relaxed than today’s? To accomplish this, cities will need to become much more efficient – in short: smarter. A diverse range of technologies is now steadily transforming cities into “open-air computers.” We live in an age of urbanization. For the past ten years or so, more than half of the world’s population has lived in cities. Moreover, there’s no end in sight for this migration of people to urban areas. On the contrary, the latest UN forecast predicts that 70 percent of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050. At that point, the world’s total urban population will be almost equal to the earth’s entire population today. Read More